JewishGen Romania Database
Welcome to the JewishGen Romania-Moldova Database.
This is a multiple database search facility which incorporates
all the databases listed below.
These databases have been contributed by the
JewishGen Romania SIG (ROM-SIG),
the JewishGen Bessarabia SIG,
the JewishGen Hungarian SIG,
and individual donors.
The combined databases contain more than one million entries,
for individuals living in the area that is now
Romania and Moldova.
The database is a work in progress, and new entries
are being added regularly.
1942 Census of Jewish Males
Tabele Barbatilor Census of more than 20,000 Jewish men, 1942.
U.S. Consular Post, Bucharest, Romania
Emergency Passport Applications and other items - nearly
1,000 records from the U.S. State Department, 1860-1941.
Jewish Names in
Selected U.S. State Department Files, 1910-1929
More than 2,000 entries for Romania and Bessarabia from the
Central Decimal Files of the U.S. Department of State, Record Group 59.
JewishGen Family Finder
More than 23,000 entries by Jewish genealogists researching families
in Romania and Moldova.
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
170,000 burial records in Romania and Moldova, as well as in Romanian
JewishGen Holocaust Database
320,000 names from various datasets with information about Holocaust victims and survivors.
Yizkor Book Necrologies
30,000 entries from lists of Holocaust martyrs in Yizkor Books
for towns in Romania and Moldova.
Yizkor Book Master Name Index
8,000 names indexed from Yizkor Books for towns in Romania and Moldova.
Bucovina Vital Records
More than 12,500 Jewish birth, marriage, and death records, from
Kimpolung (Campulung Moldovensec),
Gurahumora (Gura Humorului), Radautz (Rădăuţi),
Solka (Solca), Suczawa (Suceava), and surrounding villages.
Máramaros Jewish Vital Records
54,000 birth, marriage and death records, 1851-1895, from former
Máramaros megye (now Maramureş county, in NW Romania).
Duma Voters Lists, Bessarabia, 1906-07
128,000 voters in Bessarabia, who were eligible to vote in the
Russian Duma elections in 1906 and 1907.
Bessarabia Vital Records
More than 160,000 Jewish birth, marriage, divorce and death records
for Bessarabia – primarily for Kishinev (now Chişinău,
Moldova), but also for Beltsy (Bălţi), Novoselitsa (Novoselytsia),
and other places.
Bessarabia Revision Lists
More than 98,000 records from Reviska Skazka —
19th century Czarist tax censuses - for 30 places, including:
Akkerman (Cetatea Albă), Alexandreny (Alexăndreni),
Beltsy (Bălţi), Bendery (Tighina), Brichany (Briceni),
Khotyn (Hotin), Lipkany (Lipcani), Orgeev (Orhei), and
Bessarabia Business Directory, 1924
More than 13,000 entries for Jewish businesses, in 705 localities in
Bessarabia, from a 1924 Romanian business directory.
Commercial Directory, 1940
Nearly 1,300 apparently Jewish names among government officials,
professionals and owners, listed in a 1940 Chişinău commercial yearbook.
1895 Business Directory
1,500 Jewish businesses in Bessarabia, from this 1895 Russian business directory.
Jewish Religious Personnel
in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854
281 Jewish religious personnel in Bessarabia Gubernia.
Bessarabiya, Romanian: Basarabia,
Region bordered by the Black Sea, Dniester, Danube
and Prut rivers.
Chief city: Chişinău
(Rus. Кишинёв Kishinev,
Yid. קעשענעוו Keshenev).
- Gubernia of the Russian Empire 1812-1856, 1878-1918;
- Part of Ottoman Empire 1856-1878;
- Part of Romania 1918-1944;
- In U.S.S.R. (Moldavian SSR) 1944-1991.
- Today, mostly in the Republic of Moldova
(southernmost and northernmost parts in Ukraine).
Romanian: Bucovina, German: Buchenland,
Region in foothills of eastern Carpathian mountains.
Chief city: Chernivtsi
1775-1917: Province of the Austrian Empire.
1917-1944: Province of Romania.
After WWII: northern half became part of USSR,
southern half remained in Romania.
Today: in northeastern Romania and southwestern Ukraine.
Region in the northeast Carpathian Mountains.
Chief city: Sighetu Marmaţiei
Until 1917: A county (megye) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
After WWI: the northern part of Máramaros became the easternmost
province of the newly-formed Czechoslovakia (Podkarpatská Rus),
and the southern part became part of Romania
After WWII: the formerly Czechoslovak part became part of the U.S.S.R.;
the southern part remained in Romania.
Today: the region is split between Romania and Ukraine —
the southern half is in Județul Maramureș
(Maramureș County) of northwest Romania, and
the northern half is in eastern Zakarpattia oblast
Sub-Carpathian Province) of southwest Ukraine.
Former principality under Ottoman Turkish domination
(which included Bessarabia and Bukovina), 1514-1859.
Moldavia and Wallachia merged to form Romania in 1859.
Today, in eastern Romania.
Chief city: Iaşi
(Yid. יאַס Yas).